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There have been many fantastic animated TV shows throughout the history, but which ones are the best? Some people think that cartoons are just for children, but there are many that have frequent themes that even adults will enjoy. From classic animated series like "Looney Tunes," "The Flintstones," and "The Jetsons" to the modern day hits of "The Simpsons" and "South Park," there are many great cartoons available. For anime, check out these lists of the best anime series and the best superhero anime of all time..

The cartoon was created during the silent movie era as a short that was shown before movies. They gained even more popularity when the talkies came around, most notable of these were made by the Walt Disney company and Warner Bros with "Merry Melodies" (which later became "Looney Tunes"). With the invention of the television, cartoons and animated programs finally found a realm in which to flourish.

This is a list of the best cartoons of all time, including series that are long gone and ones that are still going today. Vote up your favorite or make your own version.

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Looney Tunes is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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+ - 16,761 4,721
Tom and Jerry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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+ - 12,311 5,338
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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+ - 12,913 6,926
SpongeBob SquarePants is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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+ - 9,310 6,186
The Flintstones is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

7
+ - 9,313 5,616
Batman: The Animated Series is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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+ - 13,608 5,720
Avatar: The Last Airbender is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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+ - 9,028 6,279
Futurama is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Futurama 1999

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+ - 9,345 5,504
Pokémon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Pokémon 1997

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+ - 9,063 4,773
Dexter's Laboratory is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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+ - 9,231 6,036
South Park is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
South Park 1997

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+ - 8,510 6,129
Family Guy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Family Guy 1999

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+ - 8,443 3,682
Teen Titans is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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+ - 7,053 4,434
Rugrats is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Rugrats 1991

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+ - 8,029 4,534
Popeye the Sailor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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+ - 7,233 3,941
The Fairly OddParents is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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+ - 6,102 4,364
The Jetsons is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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+ - 6,964 3,933
The Powerpuff Girls is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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+ - 6,856 4,076
Justice League is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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+ - 6,874 3,883
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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+ - 6,647 2,951
The Bugs Bunny Show is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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+ - 6,400 3,271
Courage the Cowardly Dog is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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+ - 7,193 3,842
The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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+ - 6,158 3,042
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
DuckTales 1987

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Phineas and Ferb is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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+ - 5,703 3,488
Pinky and the Brain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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+ - 5,191 3,122
Animaniacs is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Animaniacs 1993

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+ - 5,862 2,940
Kim Possible is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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Dragon Ball Z is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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+ - 6,021 3,644
Ed, Edd n Eddy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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+ - 5,351 2,491
The Road Runner Show is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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+ - 5,195 3,162
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
X-Men 2011

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+ - 5,069 1,996
The Tom and Jerry Show is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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+ - 4,777 3,043
Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Spider-Man 1994

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Adventure Time is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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+ - 4,574 2,685
Danny Phantom is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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+ - 3,653 1,797
The Sylvester & Tweety Mysteri... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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+ - 4,378 3,287
Hey Arnold! is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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+ - 4,670 2,821
Johnny Bravo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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+ - 4,962 2,049
Gravity Falls is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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+ - 4,385 2,685
Samurai Jack is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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+ - 4,434 2,304
What's New, Scooby-Doo? is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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+ - 3,492 1,959
The Pink Panther Show is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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+ - 3,833 2,403
The Woody Woodpecker Show is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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+ - 4,240 2,614
Foster's Home for Imaginary Fr... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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+ - 3,988 2,306
Codename: Kids Next Door is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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+ - 3,974 2,562
Yogi Bear is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Yogi Bear 1958, 1961-01-30

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+ - 3,782 2,495
Garfield and Friends is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time

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+ - 4,207 2,782
Recess is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cartoons of All Time
Recess 1997